Ken Griffey Jr. has taken the remarkable step of asking for permission to wear Jackie Robinson’s universally retired number 42 in his honor for one game on the 60th anniversary of the single most significant sports moment of all time.
Now, MLB is encouraging all teams to have a player wear Jackie’s 42 for this day. This story actually brings tears to my eyes. Jackie Robinson is the greatest athlete in the history of the North American continent. He was one of the bravest and toughest men alive. Jr’s tribute is awesome. I hope MLB auctions off the game worn jerseys to raise money to help young black men and women achieve their dreams.